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    The hobby. Who owns who?

    Love the detailing hobby and always have. While I was putting down a coat of BF Sio2 paint sealant this afternoon, I had the question, DO YOU OWN THE VEHICLE OR DOES IT OWN YOU? We are always striving for that perfect looking vehicle that sometimes it borders on insanity. We are the 1% of the population that obsess over our vehicles. Guess it comes with the hobby. The insanity, Ill take it. Agree. It is a crazy, obsessive hobby.
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    Re: The hobby. Who owns who?

    Iíll take it too. Once I get the cars perfect I often just park them in the garage and sit while I go about other things in my life. Might not be good for the cars too much but itís good for my mental health.
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: The hobby. Who owns who?

    Being a car guy having a nice ride is 2nd nature, a clean one is a must, even if I have a Hyundai Elantra sport, LOL. I speak for many here when I say it's also therapy and in my case, I need ALOT of it, trust meThe hobby. Who owns who?

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    Re: The hobby. Who owns who?

    The vehicle definitely owns me! I pick my car based on the color and products I have. I'm not happy unless my car is clean. I spend more on car products than my car payment lol. My name is Leo and I'm a detail product addict!

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    Re: The hobby. Who owns who?

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    Re: The hobby. Who owns who?

    It is definitely therapy and the cars own us. Even when you think the car is finished, you can always think of something else that you can do to it. The fact that we sit here reading and posting on the forum is an idication that we are always thinking about products, processes, techniques and tools.
    For me, I just enjoy the activity of cleaning, polishing, shining and coating a vehicle; even if it is not mine. If it is in my driveway, it is going to shine.

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    Re: The hobby. Who owns who?

    If you have an old Ford...it owns you.

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    Re: The hobby. Who owns who?

    I wish I could say cleaning my car is therapy. It’s not. It’s a damn chore. But I love the result and have to accept the work it is to get there. I wish I didn’t care like all my friends that just drive through the swirl inducing car washes. I’d have a lot more free time and a lot less stress.
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    Re: The hobby. Who owns who?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    Once I get the cars perfect
    I often just park them in the garage and sit...
    Mine don’t even have to be perfect in
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    Re: The hobby. Who owns who?

    Quote Originally Posted by BSoares View Post
    I wish I could say cleaning my car is therapy. Itís not. Itís a damn chore. But I love the result and have to accept the work it is to get there. I wish I didnít care like all my friends that just drive through the swirl inducing car washes. Iíd have a lot more free time and a lot less stress.
    I'm with you; I like clean cars but don't really like cleaning cars; unfortunately can't have one without the other.

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